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“North Carolina Arboretum: Amazingly beautiful!”

The North Carolina Arboretum
Ranked #4 of 190 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
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Brevard, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“North Carolina Arboretum: Amazingly beautiful!”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We were there for a special celebration. Although I have lived in the Asheville area for nearly 14 years I had never been. I was totally unprepared for the diversity of natural offerings there. We did a short hike around the arboretum which was very informative and interesting. Then we looked at some of the individual buildings, which exhibited a lot of green technology. Even the parking lots were beautifully designed and landscaped. It is really difficult to adequately describe this place; you must see it to appreciate it.

Visited October 2011
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Asheville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Wow!”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

One of the prettiest places to walk your dog. Is absolutely wonderful - so many plants, shrubs.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Flower exhibits are awesome!”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Check times for flower showings. They are great to get information on flowers you might be interested in growing.

Visited July 2011
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Asheville, NC
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beautiful photo opportunities!”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

The Arboretum gives you the chance to get away from the bustle of Asheville and really see the mountains. Beautiful flowers and native trees. Nice walking trails.You will fill up your camera here!

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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
341 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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“Fun Family Spot”
Reviewed February 2, 2012

The Arboretum is a great place to visit. It's a great value for a day trip, and even a better value to get a family pass if you plan on spending more time there. They have great exhibits, several trails, and beautiful landscaping. People of all ages enjoy the arboretum!

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